World Environment Day
World Environment Day 2021 marks the start of United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Our planet provides everything we need to survive, from food and water to medicines and energy, but the last few decades have seen unsustainable use of the Earth’s precious resources, degradation of ecosystems and reduced biodiversity. As the global community joins forces for World Environment Day on 5th June this year it will be to start the worldwide drive to put a stop to the destruction of our land and oceans, protect biodiversity and restore ecosystems, the start of a ten-year project aimed at fixing the damage that has been done.
Here at Kuredu Resort Maldives we are surrounded by the beauty of nature, one peek below the surface of the ocean reveals a thriving marine ecosystem of seagrass meadows and coral reefs teeming with life – from tiny shrimps to magnificent sharks and rays. Our environment is never taken for granted, we know how fortunate we are to be its guardians and are mindful of the need to preserve both the ocean and our island home. Our resident marine biologist is dedicated to monitoring the thriving (yet still endangered worldwide) population of sea turtles residing at our reefs and also in joining our guests on snorkel tours to teach them more about the marine environment and these fascinating creatures – it is through education and knowledge that change can be achieved. The diving and snorkelling practices at Kuredu are sympathetic to our delicate surroundings with briefings that impart knowledge of the fragility of the reefs and creatures living there. On land we say no to plastic in the hope that no more will be added to the oceans of the world, we air dry as much laundry as possible, use solar power to contribute to our energy needs and source locally whenever we can – even growing some of our own produce on the island.
When looking at the problem our planet is facing it is easy to feel overwhelmed but every action counts, no matter how small, so join us as we celebrate World Environment Day – let’s embark upon a decade of ecosystem restoration together. Hang your laundry in the sun, say no to plastic, and take as many other small steps for the environment as you can whilst encouraging others to join you – we can’t turn back time but together we can make a difference, together we can be #GenerationRestoration